A New York state judge has tossed the felony convictions of two former Marsh & McLennan executives after finding that the state attorney general's office had failed to turn over to the defense potentially exculpatory evidence, including some 700,000 documents obtained during a related civil proceeding. The judge wrote that prosecutors' failure to exercise due diligence in searching out the material had "undermin[ed]" his "confidence in the verdict" that he had reached after a 10-month bench trial.
Former Executives' Convictions Upset Over AG's Failure to Turn Over Documents to Defense
New York Law Journal
July 9, 2010